Great Speeches and Interviews with Stephen Kinzer and Martha Cardenas
Topics Stephen Kinzer
, Martha Cardenas
, Great Speeches and Interviews
, New York Times
, Border Angels
, Enrique Morones
, Imperial Valley
, San Diego County
In Sacramento, CA on Sunday, Feb. 10th, Stephen Kinzer spoke on "The Folly of Attacking Iran"
Stephen Kinzer a veteran New York Times correspondent who has reported from more than fifty countries on five continents. During the 1980s he covered revolution and social upheaval in Central America. In 1990, he covered the growth of Eastern and Central Europe as they emerged from Soviet rule. He was also New York Times bureau chief in Istanbul, Turkey from 1996 to 2000. He has also written several non-fiction books about Turkey, Central America, Iran, and most recently about the US overthrow of foreign governments from late 19th and 20th century to present. Kinzer is currently a New York Times correspondent based in Chicago.
On Wednesday, February 6th, Martha Cardenas of Border Angels was interviewed in Sacramento, CA
Founded by Enrique Morones in 1986, Border Angels is a non-profit organization supporting humanity. The organization consists of volunteers who want to stop unnecessary deaths of individuals traveling through the Imperial Valley desert areas and the mountain areas surrounding San Diego County, as well as the border areas. The high percentage of unnecessary deaths have been results of extreme heat and cold weather conditions, in addition some have sadly been the results of racial-discrimination crimes.
When the temperatures are hot, three hundred and forty water stations are installed in the Imperial Valley Desert and surrounding areas. Temperatures reaching as high as 127 degrees, water is critical for survival. Volunteers maintain stations each weekend throughout the spring and summer months.
During the fall and winter months, critical life-saving stations are established throughout the San Diego Mountain areas. Winter clothing, food and water are placed in winter storage bins to help people from being exposed to the freezing temperature.